Monday, January 23, 2017

Big Mike Straumietis Helps the Homeless in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Mike Straumietis holds a one-of-a-kind charity called Holiday Heroes -- originally started in Bulgaria – by the CEO of Advanced Nutrients, the #1 brand in the Cannabis space, has now opened its latest chapter in Los Angeles, California to bring hope and happiness to the homeless this Christmas season.
Over 40 volunteers met at the Hollywood mansion of Advanced Nutrients founder and CEO Michael "BigMike" Straumietis to assemble 1,100 backpacks for adults and 500 backpacks for children packed full of the essential hygiene supplies, living necessities and non-perishable food items to help the homeless.
After assembly, they hit the streets in small teams to deliver the backpacks. In addition, "BigMike" teamed up with the Volunteers of America who helped deliver the backpacks to the Los Angeles homeless community.
While this is the first time Holiday Heroes helped the disadvantaged in America, the charity was started 4 years ago when BigMike moved to Bulgaria to build research facilities and was shocked to see the hardships of the poverty-stricken people there. Instead of standing by and doing nothing, he started Holiday Heroes shortly before Christmas 2012.
That first Christmas movement fed over 1,000 families and they continued to grow and expand every year, eventually running Easter campaigns too. Last year, during Easter 2015 they fed 5,149 families and during Christmas 2015 they fed 5,183 families. This year, Holiday Heroes has fed over 30,000 people.
Straumietis, or "BigMike" as he's affectionately known in the industry, has been helping shape and grow the medicinal marijuana scene for the last 30 years. His company, Advanced Nutrients, is the largest privately owned hydroponics nutrients company in the world.
What sets Holiday Heroes apart is that there are no other fully transparent charities in Bulgaria where 100% of all donations go directly to feeding needy families. This is only made possible because Advanced Nutrients funds and handles all the administrative and marketing costs involved with this charity.
Holiday Heroes maintains an active, carefully managed and 100% transparent online presence via social media networks across the internet. Straumietis is now bringing the same level of transparency and direct-to-the-needy operations to America starting with this first campaign to help the LA homeless during Christmas 2016. To learn more about Volunteers of America or to make a donation, please visit
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Why Advanced Nutrients is the #1 Cannabis Fertilizer Company in the World

Advanced Nutrients is the #1 cannabis fertilizer and supplement company in the world—operating in 92 countries. Since its inception, Advanced Nutrients has brought over 50 firsts to the world of cannabis growing, including ...

•Invented first clean Organic Base Nutrient that can be used with drip emitters.
• First and still the only hydroponics nutrient company to use 100% chelated micro nutrients in Organic Base Nutrients certified by CDFA, California Department of Food and Agriculture, the most stringent organic certification in the world.
• First to bring Square Wave Technology used in digital ballasts to hydroponics.
• Invented only Organic Enzyme product for hydroponics.
• First to find, identify, and use a Non-Ionic Surfactant that stimulates the growth of Cannabis in Hydroponic Base Nutrients.
• First to identify and use a new class of pH buffering technologies.
And that's just scratching the surface. The bottom line is that if you've grown or consumed marijuana in the last 30 years you've benefited from something this company has done.

Big Mike Straumietis

Michael Straumietis (aka "Big Mike") has done many things in his life. He is most well known for being the founder and CEO of the #1 marijuana fertilizer company in the world, Advanced Nutrients. But there's more to the story than just a cannabis business. Mike has also started a Bulgarian charity and a Bulgarian political party if you can believe that. He did this after seeing the crushing poverty of the people of Bulgaria and also seeing how their corrupt government--basically a mafia still leftover from the many decades of communist rule--took advantage of the people there. Today, Mike splits his time between Bulgaria and the United States while running Advanced Nutrients and entertaining his hundreds of thousands of followers on Social Media where he is known as "The Marijuana Don".

Michael Straumietis Advanced Nutrients

Advanced Nutrients manufactures fertilizers and supplements for marijuana plants. We should never forget that cannabis is grown primarily to be consumed by humans. Whether ingested or inhaled, most all cannabis plants will find their way into the human body. What’s more: many of the people ingesting cannabis are using it as medicine because it’s an integral part of their treatment therapy. Many of these patients face life-threatening diseases such as cancer.

Big Mike Advanced Nutrients

That’s why it is of vital importance that cannabis be grown as pure and toxic-free as scientifically possible. Advanced Nutrients is serious about testing their product’s purity. Scientific testing was performed on Advanced Nutrient's grown cannabis by the respected BC Research Inc lab in
Vancouver. BC Research Inc. protocols test for dozens of potentially toxic elements. Beryllium, arsenic, nickel, thallium, etc.— concentration levels in every specimen of dried plant material was below their lowest Detectable Limit (DL). In short, the lab found “...  Medical marijuana grown with Advanced Nutrients products is safer, in respect to heavy metals, as the water we drink ... Smoking 500 mg of this medical marijuana would be just as safe as ingesting 50 drops of extremely pure drinking water. ” The bottom line is that if you care about non-toxic fertilizers for cannabis growing, Advanced Nutrients is the proven winner.

Big Mike Straumietis

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Advanced Nutrients - Michael Straumietis Info

Advanced Nutrients is the leading manufacturer and supplier of organic and hydroponic nutrients in over 80 countries across the globe. They nourish the world by designing nutrients that create the healthiest plants and vegetables possible. Everyone knows that what people put into their bodies is important. But what about what goes into what people put into their bodies--what is used to grow the food or medicine you ingest? That's just as important if not more important. And that's where Advanced Nutrients come in. They develop the products that are used around the globe to  nourish the food and medicine that nourishes you. They are extremely well known for being a cannabis-specific fertlizer and supplement company. They have also been around for over 30 years, which is much longer than most any other marijuana company. That’s why Advanced Nutrients has been used to repeatedly win every single major grow competition in the world and in all categories. Advanced Nutrients is dedicated to its retailers, to its customers, and to plants. They also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee that they back all their products with because they believe in them so much.

Michael Straumietis is also known as "Big Mike" to many marijuana growers because of he not only has a larger than life personality, like a big teddy bear, but he is also nearly 7 feet tall! The truth is that for over three decades, Big Mike has been on a non-stop journey to help growers get the biggest harvests of the absolute best cannabis possible. That's why he founded the world-renowned company Advanced Nutrients which is now the leader in hydroponics fertlizers and supplements worldwide. People that know Michael know that he has a big heart also, that's why in the early 2000's when his heart was broken seeing the condition of the people of Bulgaria and their level of poverty, he started a non-profit charity there called "Holiday Heroes". To date, this charity has fed over 20,000 needy people and families every Christmas and Easter holiday. They give food and even small toys for the small children. What's more, because Big Mike was disgusted by the extreme corruption of the supposedly democratic government in Bulgaria (which was actually extremely corrupt and powerful due to decades of communist rule) he even organized a political party called Nova Bulgaria which is working to bring the hope of true choice, freedom and democracy to the people of Bulgaria that desperately need it.

Advanced Nutrients says this "our purpose at Advanced Nutrients is simple: to make the world passionate about growing plants hydroponically." And that looks like it's true. The challenges to growing hydroponically are legion, but this is just one of them. Unlike soil, hydroponic nutrient solutions do not have cation-exchange capacity (CEC) from clay particles or organic matter. The absence of CEC means the pH and nutrient concentrations can change much more rapidly in hydroponic setups than is possible in soil. And not keeping track of your pH can severely lock out and harm your plants growth and health. That's why Advanced Nutrients (also known as AN to many people in the industry) went through great efforts to produce their pH Perfect Technology®. Many growers find that manually checking and adjusting pH levels two times per day, to try to keep their plants growth stable and maximized is tiring, time consuming and one of the biggest hassles of growing. In short, as long as your water falls between 4.5 and 8.5 pH (which is pretty much everyone’s water) – this technology adjusts your pH for you and keeps it buffered there throughout your plants’ entire life cycle! Which means you’ll never have to manually adjust your pH… you’ll never have to worry that your plants aren’t in the premium growing environment. It's truly one of the biggest breakthroughs in hydroponics growing in over 30 years and it's all due to the plant pHD's that work at Advanced Nutrients and their tireless research and development to formulate the ultimate hydroponics fertilizers and supplements.